The happy secret to better work

“(…)They told me  to never start talk with your graph..The first thing i’m gonna do is to start my talk with a graph…This graph looks boring..but this graph is the reason i get excited waking up every morning”

Kony2012: new media success story?

[...] Unfortunately, this perspective assumes that some proportion of the people who saw or Liked the video or the Facebook page actually investigated the deeper issues and tried to figure out the real story or read the dozens of blog posts from people like Zuckerman and Tim Burke. But did they? Or was a click enough? Is this a triumph of emotion over facts?

More: Kony2012

To brainstorm or not?

Is 2012 the right time to admit that brainstorming DOESN’T really work?
After years of boardrooms with flip charts at the front of the room and candy on the table, the all-hands emergency meetings to come up with ideas to fix the latest mess and the inevitable embarassment when the session is over and we have not come up to any conlcusions…after all this..maybe it’s time to say the truth:
Getting a group of people to think individually about solutions, and then combining their ideas, can be more productive than getting them to think as a group.

Or maybe it’s just the sign of our times. Did you know that Brainstorming idea is over 60 years old?
More:  Groupthink

Is it time for New Creativity? In his recent book, Jonah Lehrer writes:
“The reality of the creative process is that it often requires persistence, the ability to stare at a problem until it makes sense. The answer won’t arrive suddenly, in a flash of insight. Instead, it will be revealed slowly, like a coastline emerging from the clouds.”

More: Creativity for Capitalists

Bloggers are the new critics

On fashion blogging:

<Bloggers are the new critics. Often dazzled by celebrity culture, at best they offer snappy if uninformed commentary. Mostly it comes down to stating the obvious — short hemlines, bright prints etc. And as social media (including tweeting) insinuates itself in the front row, considered opinion is more often a simplistic rush to judgment.“It’s got to be more than just ‘I loved it or I hated it,’ ” says Givhan. “You’ve got to explain your thinking — how you got there. Criticism is not personal opinion. At its best it’s opinion based on a set of facts that are set in context. I’ve seen shows that I’ve loved but I knew that critically they were not great. And vice versa.”Givhan says she doesn’t follow bloggers and it irks her that so many don’t blog under their own name. It’s hard to trust anonymous opinions>

More here: Fashion Week: The beleaguered art of fashion criticism

Are you Draping?

Don’t miss the Internet’s latest photo meme: #Draping. Don Draper’s (Mad Men) official pose at the Sterling Cooper Draper Pryce offices on Madison Avenue with his arm casually draped over the back of an armchair, has already inspired its own Tumblr page and Twitter hashtag.
Try it before it’s gone :)

Waterproof

It has happened to the watch industry before and now the obsession is taking its toll on the tablets/mobiles.
Some years ago there was nothing more trendy than having a waterproof watch. The deeper you could dive with it, the better. It didn’t matter that the only contact with water it would probably have was when you dropped it accidently in the toilet. You just loved the IDEA that you could go down 30 meters underwater and it would still work! Yay! (not that you’ve ever tried…)
Now let’s take a look what’s hot in the mobile industry. The producers must have really run out of the fresh ideas, since they’re serving us the same waterproof story again.
At the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona several major manufacturers were putting the waterproof credentials of their devices ahead of more conventional selling points such as processor power.
Also Liquipel, based in southern California, announced at the Congress that it was expanding its operations to Australia, Brazil and China.
The company encourages mobile owners to send their devices through the post so they can be coated with what it describes as a “revolutionary water shield.”
Company President Danny McPhail said: “You won’t want to go swimming with it, but in the event it does come into contact with water, you’ll be protected.
“Talking in the rain, texting in the shower, and playing Angry Birds in the shower is all possible.”

For all the Wet&Angry Birds fans – that’s how it works:

How would you rather spend your life?

Please devote 15 min to watch this amazing, inspirational film by William Joyce and Brandon Oldenburg. Reading makes life enjoyable but it also can give it the meaning, we’re trying to find.
Absolutely fantastic story!

Wy don’t you read a real book?

The internet can be a major drain on your time and brain. Time to log off and open a good book!

And don’t try “liking” this project on Facebook. If it’s there it’s fake by definition!

 

How to write a creative cv?

I found a good example of a simple, creative CV. Probably one of the best I’ve seen :)

 

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